BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) -- General Motors Corp. says it will slow production at its assembly plant in south-central Kentucky and layoffs are possible.
Plant spokeswoman Andrea Hales told The Daily News of Bowling Green that potential layoffs would be plant-wide and not on a particular line.
The Bowling Green plant where Corvettes and Cadillac XLRs are assembled has about 800 workers. It is expected to shut down for a week in October to move equipment and train employees to slow production.
GM spokesman Tony Sapienza says it's unusual for production to go down at the plant because usually "the Corvette does well regardless of economic conditions."
Hales says the Corvette is doing well in the luxury vehicle market, but the entire segment is faltering.
United Auto Workers Local 2164 president Eldon Renaud says the last time workers at the plant were laid off was in 1987.